Public opposition has forced Indonesia's Government to scrap the mascot for the 2018 Asian Games and choose a new one.
Jakarta Palembang 2018 Asian Games
Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has claimed all events at the 2018 Asian Games should be held in Palembang for economic reasons.
A bird-of-paradise character named Derawan has been chosen as the mascot of the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang at an unveiling ceremony in Indonesia’s capital.
Cricket could still feature at the Jakarta-Palembang 2018 Asian Games, with organisers working to ensure all of the continent's best teams are present, it has been claimed.
Jakarta will now officially co-host the 2018 Asian Games with Palembang – while the city has been confirmed as host of the continent's 2017 Youth Games.
Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA), has praised Jakarta's preparations for the 2018 Asian Games and paid particular tribute to the support of Indonesia's leader Joko Widodo.
Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah will meet Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo for the first time when an OCA delegation visits the country this week to inspect preparations for the 2018 Asian Games.
Indonesian capital Jakarta has been officially confirmed as the host city for the 2018 Asian Para Games, it was announced today.
By Duncan Mackay at the Main Press Centre in Incheon
Jakarta will be ready to host a successful Asian Games in 2018, even though it has only four years to prepare, promised Rita Subowo, President of the Indonesian Olympic Committee, here today.
Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) President Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah has said Indonesia will step in and host the next edition of the Asian Games, but in 2018 rather than 2019 to avoid a clash with Presidential elections.
Jakarta Youth and Sport Agency chief Ratiyono has said the Indonesian capital will be ready to stage the Asian Games in 2019 and is now just waiting for the go ahead from the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) when it names the host next month.